Natasha Lyonne and Maya Rudolph on Comedy and Collaboration
At the New Yorker Festival, the actresses talked with Michael Schulman about the origin of their friendship, their new production company, and playing Zelda during the pandemic.
October 23, 2020
Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax on the Role of Music in Dark Times
At the New Yorker Festival, the musicians talked with Alex Ross about how performance has changed during the pandemic and music that Beethoven composed “amid tears and sorrow.”
October 21, 2020
How to Draw Feelings
In an interview and a video, Liana Finck talks about cartooning as catharsis and her processes for drawing inner lives.
October 20, 2020
Ken Bone and the Legend of the Undecided Voter
A new documentary paints a fuller picture of the power-plant worker in the red sweater whose image went viral during the 2016 Presidential campaign.
October 14, 2020
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Elizabeth Warren on Wielding Political Power
At The New Yorker Festival, the progressive leaders talk about what will be necessary to defeat Donald Trump at the polls, in the legislature, and in the streets.
October 10, 2020
Jerry Seinfeld and Steve Martin on Comedy and Paying Attention
At The New Yorker Festival, Seinfeld explains why, for him, the essence of comedy is irritability.
October 8, 2020
Anthony Fauci on the Coronavirus and the Prospects for a Vaccine
On the first night of the 2020 New Yorker Festival, the infectious-disease specialist spoke about COVID-19, superspreaders, and a possible vaccine.
October 6, 2020
Azuma Makoto’s Provocative Botanical Sculptures, in “Flower Punk”
Alison Klayman’s documentary shows how a former punk musician brought his sensibility—part poet, part mad scientist—to the unlikely medium of floral art.
September 30, 2020
How to Draw Social Change
In a new video, The New Yorker’s cartoon editor, Emma Allen, and the artist Liz Montague talk about diversity in comics and finding humor in moments of unrest.
September 29, 2020
James E. Hinton’s Unseen Films Reframe the Black Power Movement
The filmmaker and photographer’s work shows late-sixties Black activism to be a joyful, community-building project.
September 25, 2020